Last Girl Gone

The Laura Chambers Mysteries, Book 1
Narrated by: Laura Jennings
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (1,546 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Investigative journalist Laura Chambers is back in her tiny hometown of Hillsborough, North Carolina, the one place she swore never to return. Fired from The Boston Globe, her career in shambles, she reluctantly takes a job with the local paper. The work is simple, unimportant, and worst of all, boring - at least until a missing girl turns up dead, the body impeccably clean, dressed to be the picture of innocence.

Years earlier, 10-year-old Patty Finch left home and never made it back. But for the people of Hillsborough, Patty was just the beginning. Child after child disappeared, a reign of terror the town desperately wants to forget. Now that terror has returned to seize another girl. And another. And another.

This is the story Laura's been waiting for - her one last chance to get back onto the front page. She dives deeper into a case that runs colder by the second, only to discover the truth may be far closer to home than she could have ever imagined.

Powerful, intricate, and tense, Last Girl Gone will have you looking over your shoulder long after the last page.

©2018 J. G. Hetherton (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Misogynistic Garbage

An hour into this I KNEW it was writer by a man. Ordinarily I could care less. I listen to almost a book a day as I work in my studio, and I’ve listened to my fair share of bad books. But never anything this overtly misogynistic. The protagonist is female and EVERY SINGLE man she encounters is abusive. Her colleagues push, slap, and grab her. So do strangers in a bar, her boyfriend, and even the sheriff. And guess what she does, NOTHING. She doesn’t even utter so much as a bad word. The author makes her out to be weak and pathetic, but the only thing that is pathetic is his writing: HARD PASS.

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Story is good but

I am halfway through and will write update if I change my mind. Heroine is your a typical reporter, nothing special and one that seems to have no problem screwing over anyone for a story. If I can’t make it through it’s because the main character pisses me off to much to enjoy the story. Also want to punch mother in the face.

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Fantastic

I loved this book, it's a jewel amidst the costume jewelry I'm starting to get used to in crime fiction. Don't let any negative reviews sway you, this is worth your time,!

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Just so far fetched

The only thing good about this audio book was the narrator. The story line was just so unbelievable that it was hard to listen to.

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could survive only half a chapter

the narration is so bad I just couldn't... never save on a good narrator!

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Exciting throughout

I was on the edge of my seat suspecting everyone just to be caught of guard in the end. Fantastic story!!! The narrator was pleasant to listen to, very engaging!

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What’s Ruth the whispering narrator?

The story was good, but the whispering narrator was extremely irritating! Almost stopped listening several times.

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on the edge of my chair

hopefully there will be a book two or three. couldn't stop listening! True mystery with plot twists so crazy you never figure it out!

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Implausible Sharp Objects knockoff

I almost ditched this one halfway through. The first half especially seems like a knockoff of Sharp Objects. Author seems to have no real understanding of modern journalism, or how law enforcement should work. The ending is just dumb.

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LOVED it!!

This was an excellent book! I listened to the whole thing in a day, because I just couldn’t stop! It had me to the very end, and took me by surprise many times. I DEFINITELY recommend it. I also really hope they make it into a movie one day. It would be SO good!

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